Spring Azure butterfly – 4/25/23

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 4/25/23

Observation Time: 1:25 pm

Observation Location: Gavins Pond Rd (my back yard)

Common Name: Spring Azure butterfly

Scientific Name: Celastrina spp.

Comments: Spring azures are small butterflies that emerge in early spring. The wings are blue on top and white with dark specks on the underside. It’s hard to get a photo of the beautiful blue on the upper side of their wings because they typically close their wings, as shown in this photo, when they are not flying.

More Information: New Jersey Butterflies